FDA News

FDA approves Actemra for giant cell arteritis

May 22, 2017
The FDA has approved Actemra for the treatment of adults with giant cell arteritis. “Rheumatologists will finally have available an option for…

Meeting News

OCTA used to assess macular vessel density in Stargardt disease

May 17, 2017
BALTIMORE — Patients with Stargardt disease had a lower vessel density in the deep retina, according to a study presented at the Association…

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VIDEO: Review shows anti-VEGFs improve visual, anatomic results in retinal vein occlusion cases

May 15, 2017
BALTIMORE ― At the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting here, Nikolas J.S. London, MD, discusses a large, cross-sectional…

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VIDEO: Sirolimus reduces vitreous haze in patients with posterior uveitis

May 14, 2017
BALTIMORE – Phase 3 studies of intravitreal sirolimus demonstrated reduced vitreous haze in patients with noninfectious posterior uveitis…

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VIDEO: Speaker raises question of earlier alternative strategies for patients with persistent edema

May 13, 2017
BALTIMORE – A retrospective analysis of DRCR.net Protocol I data showed patients with persistent edema treated with ranibizumab demonstrated…

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BLOG: How we will get to office-based surgery

May 12, 2017
When a patient asks, “When can we do my surgery, doctor?” wouldn’t it be great if you could answer, “Have you got 15 minutes…

Point/Counter

Is a day 1 postop review necessary after pars plana vitrectomy?

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, May 25, 2017
Point In my opinion, the answer is a resounding, absolute yes. The first and most important data point necessary to reduce risk in any intraocular…

Lindstrom's Perspective

Ophthalmology continues to move toward ASC and office-based surgery

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, May 25, 2017
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
In my now 40 years of ophthalmology practice, I have always had access to a hospital-based operating suite, an ASC-based operating suite and an…

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Improvements in instruments, sterilization and anesthesia set stage for office-based vitreoretinal surgeries

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, May 25, 2017
Remarkable advances in vitreoretinal surgery have occurred in the past 20 years. Diversified and miniaturized instruments have been produced…

Systemic therapy tops implants in long-term treatment of uveitis

May 11, 2017
A 7-year extended follow-up of the MUST trial found that systemic corticosteroid and immunosuppressive therapy led to better visual acuity outcomes…

SCORE2: Visual acuity results with bevacizumab non-inferior to aflibercept as treatment for macular edema due to CRVO

May 11, 2017
The SCORE2 study showed that intravitreal bevacizumab is non-inferior to aflibercept as a treatment for macular edema due to central retinal or…

Meeting News

Consider ancillary testing in addition to OCT for hydroxychloroquine toxicity

May 11, 2017
BALTIMORE — Ancillary testing may provide essential information in determining hydroxychloroquine toxicity, according to a study presented…

Meeting News

IOP increase more likely in patients who receive large number of bevacizumab injections

May 11, 2017
BALTIMORE — Bevacizumab has a substantially increased risk of clinically relevant IOP increase in patients who have received more than 25…

Patients with retinal artery occlusion may be at increased risk for cardiovascular event

May 10, 2017
BALTIMORE — Retinal artery occlusion may be a risk factor for a cardiovascular event, according to a study presented here. “It’s…

Meeting News

Artificial intelligence may assist in pinpointing AMD progression

May 10, 2017
BALTIMORE — A machine learning algorithm that predicts individual drusen regression using OCT-based biomarkers may predict when early or…

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VIDEO: OCT angiography metrics continue to show good correlation with disease states

May 10, 2017
BALTIMORE ― At the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting here, Amir Kashani, MD, PhD, assistant professor of clinical…

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VIDEO: Luminate study shows equivalence to anti-VEGF with fewer injections

May 9, 2017
BALTIMORE — Luminate (ALG-1001) from Allegro Ophthalmics met both its primary and secondary endpoints in a phase 2 trial for the treatment of

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Zeiss introduces new swept-source OCT and OCT angiography technology

May 9, 2017
BALTIMORE At the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting, Zeiss announced new Plex Elite 9000 swept-source OCT and OCT…

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Intravitreal implant with brimonidine reduced GA lesion growth in phase 2 study

May 9, 2017
BALTIMORE — A brimonidine drug delivery system was well tolerated and reduced geographic atrophy lesion growth, nearing statistical…

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VIDEO: Actemra shows potential as giant cell arteritis treatment

May 9, 2017
BALTIMORE ― At the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting here, Christine Birchwood, PhD, senior medical science

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